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LAPADA September 2016

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, which takes place from 13–18 September 2016 in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, is now in its eighth year. The fair encompasses a wide variety of works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts, including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art.

LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in the UK. Among the more than 100 members exhibiting, carpet, textile and tribal art interest will be served by Farnham Antique Carpets with a range of Persian decorative carpets, designer and producer of modernist carpets Gideon Hatch, and London tribal and textile art dealer Clive Loveless, who will show an eclectic mix including African beadwork and Scandinavian textiles. Among the latter is a recently discovered 1930s long pile rya, most probably designed by the Finnish artist Laila Karttunen, who won the Milan Triennale in 1933.

On Friday 16 September at the LAPADA Fair, Francesca Leoni – Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean Museum, will present a lecture ahead of the October opening of “Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural” at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, which is LAPADA Fair’s Cultural Partner for the second year. Dreambooks, talismanic charts and amulets are amongst the exhibits which will date from the 12th to 20th centuries documenting the divinatory arts practiced in medieval and early modern Muslim societies. Places at the lecture are free with a Fair ticket but must be booked in advance. Email talks@lapada.org to reserve your place or see http://www.lapadalondon.com/talks.

Clive Loveless, LAPADA 2016

Finnish rya, 155 x 66cms, probably designed by Laila Karttunen, initialled and dated 1933. Clive Loveless

Clive Loveless, LAPADA 2016

Ceremonial apron, fine woven beadwork & hide, 18 x 16.5ins, 46 x 42 cms, Bayei or Mbukushu peoples, Botswana, Southern Africa, early 20th century. Clive Loveless

Clive Loveless, LAPADA 2016

Dowry carriage cushion cover, interlocking flatwoven wool & linen, 41×19.5ins,104 x5 0cms, Skane, Sweden, c.1850. Clive Loveless

Farnham Antique Carpets, LAPADA 2016

Tabriz carpet, northwest Persia, circa 1890 1.88 x 1.37. Farnham Antique Carpets

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Lilihan rug, west Persia, circa 1900. 1.96 x 1.35m. Farnham Antique Carpets

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Kerman carpet, south Persia, circa 1900. 2.45 x 1.56m. Farnham Antique Carpets

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Gideon Hatch, Sopana

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